„If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t“.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass.
In many of her works Karin von Oldershausen explores the relation between real and mental space: How do these two spaces interact in our daily life, for instance when we walk in a landscape, visit an Art Museum or prepare a meal in our kitchen.
The questions she is concerned with are:
In which room do we really live? Is the real room in our mind or outside? Where is the real room and is there such a thing? What role do digital rooms play in our daily life?
For her pictures she constructs artificial rooms, inserts her own pictures or takes photographs in museums, destroys them to create new rooms and inserts her own paintings. This allows her to approach contemporary questions especially in the Series “At the Museum”.
In „Mirrors and Crossings“ people move in vague spaces, horizons are tilted and the perspective seems to be offset.
In Karin von Oldershausen’s pictures people move on an uncertain stage, on which perhaps they will discover their real role or will be given a new one.
Karin von Oldershausen lives with her family in Hamburg.